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Story Chakra GNU/Linux Gets Linux Kernel 4.5.1, Latest AMDGPU Graphics Driver Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2016 - 12:07am
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Story 5 things that set openSUSE, elementary OS and Ubuntu apart Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2016 - 7:43pm
Story Kernel Space/Linux Roy Schestowitz 22/04/2016 - 7:41pm

Fedora 10 a Solid Linux Choice

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Linux

eweek.com: Fedora 10 offers a broad security framework and new audit capabilities, and gives Linux enthusiasts and good way for upgrad-ing from Fedora 9. However, for those who use the Linux-based OS, don’t ex-pect any support from Red Hat.

10 Linux-based Gadgets Just in Time for Christmas

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Hardware

daniweb.com: If you haven't bought that special geek in your life something electronic yet for Christmas, here are 10 ideas for you. They're all Linux-based and are sure to bring a smile to any geek's face. They are in no particular order.

Using Linux to Create Holiday Cheer

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earthweb.com: I do not believe anyone needs to be reminded that this holiday season is going to be substantially tighter economically than anything celebrated in the recent past. This article will examine the benefits of making room for open source solutions this holiday season in the place of dropping a ton of money.

Best Linux/FOSS Podcasts of 2008

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junauza.com: One of the most fun ways to get your daily dose of Linux and other FOSS-related news is to listen to a podcast. In no particular order, I have here a list of some of the best and highly recommended Linux/FOSS podcasts of 2008:

Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuse .. does it really matter?

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anojrs.blogspot: It's the perfect time of the year to experiment and look around. It's a season of new releases. Be it Ubuntu with 8.10, or Fedora's 10th release, Mandriva's shiny 2009 edition or the upcoming betas of OpenSuse and Vector Linux.

A Gentoo User Gives Debian a Go Around

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lxer.com: A few weeks ago, I installed Debian for the first time on the desktop. I have run Gentoo for the past four years, and most of the times it's hard to 'learn' something else. However, I still liked to try and find out for myself if Debian was an easy distribution to use. So, how did I fare?

On Linux for Netbooks

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Linux

blog.wificat: After almost 3 weeks (and lots of late nights), my experiment with installing another Linux distribution for my Asus Eee 900 netbook has more or less come to a conclusion. After numerous installations I'm settling now with Mandriva One.

Types Of Repositories

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Software

codeghar.wordpress: Many linux distributions divide their repositories into different parts based on certain criteria. It could be for support, policy, or anything else. I will provide a brief introduction here and link to more information.

Checking out the neighbors, part II

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: More exploration with non-Ubuntu based distributions. This time I’m checking out Arch Linux and CentOS.

Sun adds goodies to OpenSolaris 2008.11

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OS

theregister.co.uk: Well, it may be December, but it is time for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 update, the second tweak of the open source variant of the Solaris Unix platform. With the new release today, it's getting some interesting storage enhancements as well as the usual update additions.

Ubuntu 9.04 To Get Nouveau Driver

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Nouveau still doesn't have a stable released version of its 2D DDX or Mesa 3D driver, but development snapshots of it have appeared in Fedora and a few other distributions. With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 next April, a packaged version of Nouveau will finally appear in Ubuntu's repositories.

FreshRPMs and Livna Join Forces

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ericsbinaryworld.com: If you use Fedora and you want to be able to do useful things like play MP3s or DVDs you need to add an external repository like FreshRPMs or Livna. However, for the good of the Fedora users, they have finally teamed up in the form of RPM Fusion.

HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop

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SUSE

desktoplinux.com: HP and Novell today jointly announced that HP will pre-load Novell's SUSE LInux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on its Compaq dc5850 desktop PC for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

today's leftovers

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News
  • E-tax could include Apple, Linux users

  • Linux Outlaws 67 - Host Busses Don't Grow on Trees
  • Ubuntu@Work, finally…
  • Novatel Announces 'Smart Hotspot'
  • Red Hat Invests In Open Source Business Intelligence Company
  • Linux Prey Workarounds
  • SFL Show Episode 0x02: Getting to Know the FSF
  • When Being Proprietary Makes You Do Stupid Things
  • Mozilla Developer News Dec 9
  • Is Cisco an open source leech?
  • USB Drives Better With Linux
  • up-to-date Arch on an i586
  • Vietnam joins open source software alliance
  • Humorous Alt.Sysadmin.Recovery (ASR) Man Pages
  • Dell triples Windows XP downgrade tax to $150
  • Novell Sets New Performance Records with SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time
  • From Netvibes to Netbooks: Tariq Krim readying Jolicloud OS
  • Black Duck Software Busts Open Source Myths
  • Using HDMI Audio/Video On Linux
  • mintCast - Episode 2
  • Yo Frankie Game Now Available Online
  • Firefox 3: 8 Untold Secrets
  • Thunderbird 3 beta 1 - a platform for innovation shapes up
  • How to Install and Configure DHCP Server in Ubuntu
  • 14 more companies sign up to Open Handset Alliance
  • Who Wants Snow?
  • Monetizing open source and killing Adobe AIR
  • Savage 2 Goes Freeware, Mac Client Released
  • VLC Gripe

The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

earthweb.com: "The mission statement: Create a User Interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need, but also out of desire." It’ s about time.

Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 Preview Release

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mozillamessaging.com: Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality of the new features and platform changes that will be included in Thunderbird 3.

Only Linux can deliver 1 million school laptops within budget: systint

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itwire.com: Just as the world's economies started to tank, Australia's Governments got themselves into an economic bind by promising to supply public school children with laptops. However, a leading systems integrator has issued a blueprint for an affordable blanket laptop roll out using Linux and netbooks.

Also: PA Charter School To Deploy 1,400 OLPC XO Laptops

Linux - Stop holding our kids back

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linuxlock.blogspot: I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful.

Protecting networks with SmoothWall Express

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linux.com: Corporations and home users alike need firewall protection. Many choices abound, including some expensive, commercial options that only run on specialized hardware. Others, like SmoothWall Express, are freely downloadable, built on the same technology as the commercial solutions, and even deliver some superior features.

Microsoft revising 'us vs. them' attitude toward open source

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OSS

linuxworld.com (IDG): An example of how old habits die hard came just last week, when Microsoft's public relations team posted a case study on its PressPass Web site highlighting how a U.K. company called Speedy Hire expects to save US$1.48 million in five years after switching from Linux to Windows.

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